Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Good job and thanks for posting pictures. Several times people have asked about shorting fixtures. Your post with pictures should help people in the future.
A bit of advice from a flourescent "modder" or over driver, when shopping for most anything, keep an eye out for bulb bargains.
Over driving shortens the life of a fluorescent tube. Getting bulbs by the case makes over driving a real bargain for me. While I've seen, and purchased 24" lamps/bulbs by the case, I've never seen a case of 18" lamps.
yeah the kind and brands of light i use are not very easy to come by in a case but i usually buy them as i see them and will keep a good stock that way , they run just under 7 dollars a bulb